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Selected Bibliography


An extensive list of Simms's works and scholarship on Simms can be found online at the Simms Digital Initiatives


Manuscript Collections.


Simms's most important papers, including personal memoranda and manuscripts of unpublished works, are in the Charles Carroll Simms Collection at the South Caroliniana Library, University of South Carolina.




The most valuable single source for the study of the author is The Letters of William Gilmore Simms, ed. Mary C. Simms Oliphant, Alfred Taylor Odell, and T. C. Duncan Eaves (6 vols., 1952-1982).




Guilds, John C. Simms: A Literary Life. Fayetteville: U Arkansas P, 1992.


Trent, William Peterfield. William Gilmore Simms. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1892.


Poetry Collections.

Selected Poems of William Gilmore Simms. 20th anniv. ed. Columbia: U of South Carolina P, 2010.


Book and Journal Editions.


The Winter 2003 issue of The Southern Quarterly (41.2), the Summer 2003 issue of Studies in the Novel (35.2), and the Spring 2009 issue (42.1) of Studies in the Literary Imagination all focus exclusively on Simms and his writing.


Guilds, John C. and Caroline Collins, eds. William Gilmore Simms and the American Frontier. Athens: U of Georgia P, 1997.


Guilds, ed. "Long Years of Neglect": The Work and Reputation of William Gilmore Simms. Fayetteville: U of Arkansas P, 1988.




Guilds, John C. and Charles Hudson eds.  An Early and Strong Sympathy: The Indian Writings of William Gilmore Simms. Columbia: U South Carolina P, 2003:


Brennan, Matthew. The Poet's Holy Craft: William Gilmore Simms and Romantic Verse Tradition. Columbia: U of South Carolina P, 2010.


Busick, Sean. A Sober Desire for History: William Gilmore Simms as Historian. Columbia: U South Carolina P, 2005.


Wimsatt, Mary Ann. The Major Fiction of William Gilmore Simms: Cultural Traditions and Literary Form. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 1989.






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